September Update

The more I experience life, the more I feel that I belong in academia. I went to a green networking event yesterday filled with entrepreneurs. There were 4 main presenters who were looking for investors and other random people who were interested in clean technologies. Needless to say, I felt so out of place being there. There is only a certain amount of conformity and status quo that I can take in one day and that event exceeded that limit. I was extremely unhappy to the point where I just exited the room and started to stare at a world map.

I have been pondering about why I dislike networking so much and I have come up with three reasons. The first two are obvious which are because people are fake and they do not care so much about what you do. The third reason is that I feel as if I cannot offer anyone anything they want. I dislike talking with someone and having them conclude that I am useless to them.

In other news, I have been doing a lot of reading. I ordered 8 books on Amazon and plan on ordering at least 11 more. Not having a job presents me with the perfect opportunity to study all the classics that I have heard so much about. So far they have not been disappointing; I have already collected quite a few rules of tyranny. I wrote Noam Chomsky and my former politics professor to tell them about my book, and both replied by saying that the idea was interesting. Hopefully, my book will not turn out to be a disappointment. I have big plans for it!

The other day, I went to a non-profit after school program called Think Together to take a pre-employment test. I applied for a tutoring position there and part of the hiring process is a math and English test. The test was extremely easy so obviously I passed and now I am just waiting for them to contact me. It seems more likely that I will be staying in LA this year and I am not sure how I feel about that. If I stay here, it will probably mean that I have to get a car which of course I dislike. But, realistically speaking, I need to get a job. Although I would like to sit around all day and surround myself with academia, I need to save up money.

Speaking of academia, I have been doing a little bit of research into Masters programs and I found one at the University of Essex in philosophy, politics and environmental issues. Amazing. I would probably have to focus on one of those, but nevertheless, it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to have that on my resume. It would almost be killing two birds with one stone.